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On 2012-11-24 1:14 AM Jay Lozier wrote:
On 11/24/2012 01:23 AM, Larry Gusaas wrote:
It is not a personal argument. It is a matter of principal
What principal?

Principle. Stupid typo.

Taking someone's work without giving attribution for it is plagiarism. Period
I think you do not what plagiary is.

I know what plagiarism is.

It was always stated that the lists were compiled from a variety of unnamed sources. The original work is the location and compilation from these lists. The issue is not whether the lists are credited but what is the actual claim. that determines plagiary.

Try using that argument in an university essay or an academic paper.

Most word lists I've looked at, including the LibreOffice spellcheckers, are copyrighted. An usual condition for the reuse of them is that attribution be given.

That is the minor point about this miserable excuse of a spell checker.

The main point is that this word list is complete pile of shite and worthless as a Canadian English spell checker. I pity anyone who actually uses it and ends up using it. They will end up with a lot of misspelled words.
The issue is what do the sources say having lived in the Toronto suburbs (Buffalo, NY) my observation was there were many American spellings used in informal documents. Official documents tended to follow more closely UK spellings than US.

No. The issue is what is the correct standard spelling for Canadian English. Some words follow the UK spellings, others the US spellings. And there are uniquely Canadian words.

If some bloody wanker want to waste his time compiling a worthless compilation of words let him.

However, to pretend it is a usable spell checker for Canadian English is reprehensible. Any promotion of it as such should be expunged from all LibreOffice web pages, and it should be denounced on all lists and forums


Larry I. Gusaas
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada
"An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs." - Edgard Varese

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